Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights Betting Tip – Knights +18 Handicap – 12th September 2020

Roosters can see off the Knights for valuable top-four points

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Australia Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights Australia
12th September 1035hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Knights +18 Handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 04:25 GMT Thursday, 10th September

This should be a really good scrap in the NRL on Saturday. Both the Roosters and Knights are in great form at the moment.

This a game of big importance as well in terms of the jostling for a position for a top-four finish.

The Roosters finished the last round in fourth place with the Knights three points back of them in sixth. Which of them will get the precious points on the board in this enthralling contest?

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Sydney Roosters Preview – Roosters back in their stride

After their loss against the Melbourne Storm in round fourteen, the Roosters have responded in the best way possible.

It has been a three-match winning streak that they have taken since, recording wins over Wests Tigers, Broncos and the Raiders.

It has been an average of 38 points per game that the Roosters have scored in their last three victories as well.

Sydney are the red-hot 1/9 odds-on favourites to win in the match outright for this one* (odds taken 04:25 GMT Thursday, 10th September).

The Roosters are the top-scoring team in the ladder this season and they have just been their usual formidable shelves.

Only the current top two of the Panthers and Storm have produced a better defensive record than the Roosters as well.

A win here and they are probably going to be untouchable for a top-four finish as they have a two-point cushion with three to play.

Our betting prediction:
Roosters 1-12 winning margin

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(odds taken 04:25 GMT Thursday, 10th September)


Last weekend they beat the Raiders, who were level on points with the Roosters going into that fixture.

They turned in one of those professional displays to get their win to strengthen their chances of the top-four finish.

A Sydney Roosters -18 handicap in this one is at 10/11 odds* (odds taken 04:25 GMT Thursday, 10th September).

The record for the Roosters this season is W12 L5.


Newcastle Knights Preview – Can the Knights get a big two points?

While the Newcastle Knights have confirmed a top-eight finish, two points in this one would keep their hopes of a top-four alive.

That gives better positioning come to the postseason knockouts. After a little slump, they are well back in form, which makes this interesting.

The Knights have won four of their last five fixtures, just as the Roosters have done.

Last weekend the Knights got themselves an excellent 38-10 win over the Cronulla Sharks, which was a big response to having lost against the Warriors the previous week.

The Newcastle Knights are on a W10D1 L6 record for this season and this will be their first (and only) meeting with the Roosters in the campaign.

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Newcastle Knights and the Sydney Roosters traded wins in their two meetings last year, both home victories.

That win for the Knights, in May last year is the only victory that they have taken in their last eight against the Roosters.

In their last thirteen fixtures against Sydney, Newcastle have managed just the two victories.

So the 13/2 match outright underdog odds on them are understandable* (odds taken 04:25 GMT Thursday, 10th September).

They have nothing to really lose in this one, with a top-eight finish booked, but can they go the extra mile and continue to challenge for that top four?


Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights Betting Advice

The head to head form that Newcastle Knights have against the Sydney Roosters is poor, and it’s hard to support them for the win.

They are carrying good form and the Knights +18 handicap is at 10/11 and that looks a reasonable margin for them to stay within* (odds taken 04:25 GMT Thursday, 10th September).

It’s their recent form that suggests that they can get there.


Key Facts – Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights Betting Tip

  • Sydney Roosters have averaged 38 points in their last three games
  • Sydney Roosters have lost only 2 of their last 13 against Newcastle
  • Newcastle Knights are W4 L1 in their last five games


But as for that match win, that is all the Roosters because of them looking to secure a top-four finish themselves.

They are going to be fired up for the big contest and last weekend’s win over the Raiders suggests that they can do it as well.

A Sydney Roosters 11-20 winning margin is reasonable at 21/10* (odds taken 04:25 GMT Thursday, 10th September).


The best betting odds for Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights

Sydney Roosters to win: 1/9 at Bet365
Draw: 28/1 at Bet365
Newcastle Knights to win: 13/2 at Bet365